HIS 220 - History of Europe Since 1914

Course Description

A study of the history of Europe since the beginning of the Great War. It includes a detailed look at World War I, the post-war decade, the rise of the dictators, World War II and its aftermath and the Cold War. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Analyze the ideas of Marxism as an economic theory and as a philosophy of history. Delineate the causes and effects of World War I. Analyze the causes and effects of the Russian Revolution. Describe the trends in art, literature, and music in early 20th-century Europe. Analyze the rise of totalitarian regimes in Italy and Germany. Delineate the causes and effects of World War II. Evaluate the historic roots of Europe's current role in the world politic.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3